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OCLC Gets Grant to Promote Early Literacy in Public Libraries

IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) awarded OCLC a National Leadership Grant to help the organization strengthen early learning activities in public libraries.

OCLC will use the $276,000 grant to fund an 18-month project in partnership with the Washington State Library and Thrive by Five Washington. The goal of the project is to implement a new service model for public libraries that introduces interactive early literacy programs to young children.

“Libraries and museums are effective, but often overlooked resources in our nation’s effort to turn around a crisis in early learning, exposing children to reading and powerful learning experiences in the critical early years and keeping them learning through the summer months,” says IMLS’ director Susan H. Hildreth.

OCLC’s project will increase libraries’ awareness of the new service model, help library staff members and administrators support their early literacy services, and document recommendations for implementing the service model in libraries across the U.S.

Source: OCLC

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